Mexico RV Caravan Tours

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What our Customers say

Nearly every Tour Company has a page of Testimonials. They are always glowing  "cherry picked" reviews. We obviously post positive ones as well, but if you believe any company only gets positive testimonials, then I have a bridge I want to sell you. Of course, we also have customers, who have made complaints. We take that very personally as we really do our best, sometimes in difficult situations.

I can honestly say that we have never had any complaints regarding our tours or our meals. This company has a history of bus tours and providing tours (to even our competitors), and our Tour Guides and the meals we provide are tried & true. When it comes to meals, they are often described as too good. Sometimes people say "why can't  we have street food on occasion"? No problem with that, but we don't want everyone running for the Imodium on a tour either. We have found out that up front honesty is the best policy. This is Mexico, not the US or Canada. The key is to be straight with people on what to expect.  1000 Trails type RV resorts are not the norm, and there are some trips where large rigs are not advised. We would rather lose a customer, than blindside one. 99% of the time if people know what to expect, they have a fantastic time and bragging rights with their friends. Generally speaking, any complaints have to do with the traveling, or the RV Parks. We have little control over that. Some days are longer because we do not want to be parking you in a gas station. Believe it or not, there have been companies out there that do that on purpose to save money. Apart from the odd personality clash that comes with being human, complaints tend to fall in the following five categories:

1) The driving is too fast. Or too slow - most caravans find their optimum speed after a few days 

2) Too much dry camping - We are trying to use more hotels in some areas, and we always use full hookups where they are available. Mexico is like RVing in the 50's & 60's. Just the way it is.

3) The power is bad - We have come up with a solution to that in most cases, but it will cost you about $250 US. 

4) On the road communication problems - We have just moved to GRMS units which seem to have about 3 times the range of CB

5) Too many tours, or driving days, in a row. - We adjust our schedules according to customer feedback. We put a fair number of beach days in the last stage of our tours.

This web site is new and we are in the process of moving testimonials over from our old site. This page will eventually contain some video interviews with customers, but for now we have a good sample of feedback. These are interviews that were conducted by Kevin & Ruth Read (travelwithkevinandruth.com). They were relief Wagon Masters for Paul Beddows & Roberta Laakmann on this particular caravan, and they have also led a Yucatan Caravan for us.


Customer Interviews

Danielle

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Danielle (68) is originally from the area around Los Angeles, California, and is currently living full time in her class B van....although she calls Reno, Nevada home.

What prompted you to do this caravan?

I had previously visited Baja California in my van, but I wanted to see the mainland of Mexico, and I was concerned about safety traveling alone. That concern has been alleviated.

What are your impressions of the caravan?

This is my first caravan, and it exceeded my expectations. I have seen places that I would have never seen on my own.

What are your impressions of Mexico?

I love Mexico, especially the people and the easy going, friendly lifestyle.

Have you felt safe travelling around Mexico?

Yes!!!

What has been your favorite experience, or highlight of the trip?

The night walk with the wandering minstrels around Guanajuato.

Would you return to travel by yourself or with another caravan?

I will return by myself, and possibly with another caravan


Stan & Colleen

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Stan and Colleen have an interesting history in that they drove a truck and trailer all the way down to the southern tip of South America back in 1996. They sold it there, and flew back to the U.S. 

Stan (76) and Colleen (62) from near San Diego, California

What prompted you to do an RV caravan to Mexico?

Despite the fact that we've done a lot of traveling alone, we wanted to try something new. We're also getting a little older, and wanted the security and safety in numbers that a caravan offers.

What are your impressions of the caravan?

We love the day trip and bus tours, and also the dinners and lunches out that were included in the price. The only downside in our opinion was a little lack of planning when the tours were organized on back to back days.

What are your impressions of Mexico?

We love Mexico! It's beautiful, and we love the friendly people and colorful towns.

Have you felt safe traveling around Mexico?

Yes - absolutely.

What has been your favorite experience or highlight of the trip?

Doing the longest zip line in the world at the Copper Canyon. Also meeting Zorro in El Fuerte, and of course all of the wonderful new friends in the caravan.

Would you return to Mexico by yourself or with another caravan?

Both!

Larry and Anne

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Larry & Anne are a retired couple, having owned a small flight service in Northwest Territories, Northern Canada.
They now live in Kelowna, British Columbia  
Larry (68) and Anne (64).

What prompted you to do this caravan?

We had been planning a Copper Canyon trip for many years.The opportunity to join up with an RV caravan appealed to us as first timers RV'ing in Mexico.

What is your impressions of the caravan?

This is our first time with a caravan. The people we have met and the tours we have taken far surpass our expectations.

What are your impressions of Mexico?

Since our past visits have only been to resorts along the coast, we are amazed at the beauty of areas of the country we would not have otherwise seen.

Have you felt safe travelling around Mexico?

Absolutely!

What has been your favorite experience, or highlight of the trip?

The Copper Canyon Tour.

Would you return to Mexico, either on your own or with another caravan?

Yes, probably with another caravan.

Bob and Betty

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Bob and Betty McNichol and their dog Reza, from Mission, British Columbia, Canada 
Betty (73), Bob (74), and Reza (9)

What prompted you to do an RV caravan to Mexico?

We had been at an RV show in Abbotsford, British Colombia and seen the booth where they were advertising the tour. We had also met someone who had done one of these RV caravans, and we decided that we wanted to see Mexico as part of a safe and escorted trip.

What are your impressions of the caravan?

It has been a pleasure to travel with people of like minds who enjoy experiencing a real insight to Mexican history and it's culture.

What are your impressions of Mexico?

A beautiful country with a rich history. The people have been so friendly and accommodating wherever we go. There is a great deal of litter though!

Have you felt safe traveling around Mexico?

Absolutely. The Green Angels were more than helpful when they accompanied us.

What has been your favorite experience or highlight of the trip?

Bob - Zipline at the Copper Canyon. Fishing in Mazatlan. Walks in Patzcuaro, and supper at the artists home. Also loved happy hours with the group! And the night walk in Guanajuato and the beach at Teacapan.

Betty - Overall, meeting the local people in the markets and freely strolling around the towns. Also, I loved the scenery in Mazamitla.

Would you return to Mexico by yourself or with another caravan?

The answer is yes to both.

The caravan has opened up the many sides of Mexico. The knowledgeable guides and wagon masters all added to an understanding of old Mexico. Beaches and condos are such a small part. We prefer the high country of Mazamitla and Guanajuato, but a mixture of months is probably the way to go.

John and Janice

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John and Janice...semi retired business owners from Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

What prompted you to do this caravan?

John (60) and Janice (59) have spent a lot of time in Florida escaping the cold Canadian winter, but they feel that the weather there is not as consistent as they would like it to be. So, they figured they might find something better travelling in Mexico.

What are your impressions of the caravan?

It's fun having the comeraderie of the group, but it's not as much beach time as we would have liked. We knew ahead of time that we would be spending quite a lot of time in the higher altitudes where it's cooler, but we think we would like to spend more time where it's warmer in future trips.

It was great traveling with the Green Angels and the feeling of security that affords if you happen to have mechanical problems on the road.

What are your impressions of Mexico?

We love the friendly people and the great food!

Have you felt safe travelling around Mexico?

Yes.

What has been your favorite experience, or highlight of the trip?

The Copper Canyon trip. Oh, and the trip up into the mountains of Jalisco to visit the mescal distillery was the most authentic Mexican experience ever!

Would you return to travel by yourself or with another caravan?

Probably with another caravan, but not this particular route. Prefer warmer climate.